2.5 - 3.0 meters
Green, yellow, blue, orange
The Abalekite are a a humanoid race with snakelike head appendages, the Abalekite have a lilting, singsong language punctuated by movements of their head appendages. Native to the planet Abal, these gentle humanoids are known for their ability to treat illnesses and disease using natural methods, rather than technology. The word Abalekite means "walking flower," a reference to their unusual head appendages. The Abalekite can grow to be 3 meters tall and they worship nature and have established laws which prevent the destruction of their environment. Cold-blooded in nature, the Abalekite have two hearts, which pump green blood. The appendages on their heads are actually temperature-sensitive, and allow the Abalekite to monitor the ambient temperature and maintain body heat. Their hands have four thick fingers, and a small webbing between them indicates the Abalekites amphibious ancestry. As a species, the Abalekite are recent additions to the galaxy, descending from arboreal creatures about 300 years ago. In their rush to make room for an increasing population and evolving technology, the Abalekite cleared much of the surface of Abal in what is now referred to as the "great rape of the land." This led to a virulent epidemic that decimated the species. Years of research led to an understanding of the disease, and brought to light a natural remedy that technology couldn't provide. This formed the basis of their medical knowledge, and the succeeding generations were taught about the dangers of technology and "progress." The average lifespan of a Abalekite is about 120 standard years.